Now that Thanksgiving is over, I know a lot of your are probably getting ready to start putting up your trees and decorating your houses. We put ours up yesterday and I took a lot of pictures as we went in hopes that I could share a few tips with you! When we were getting our first Christmas tree we went back and forth for weeks on whether to get a real tree or an artificial one. We decided on an artificial in order to avoid the mess of a real tree and not have to deal with issues with our dogs. We looked all around town but actually ended up getting our tree at Walmart. It is an unlit 7.5′ Donner Fir and what we liked about it is that it was so full looking and with the star it is as tall as our ceiling. It’s been really easy to store after Christmas too, we just put it right back in the box it came in and slide it underneath the stairs in our basement. Click here to see more pictures and see how we decorate our tree!